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List of notable or famous composers from Czechia, with bios and photos, including the top composers born in Czechia and even some popular composers who immigrated to Czechia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Czech composers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These composers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known composer from Czechia is included when available.

List is made up of a variety of people, including Jan Hammer and Leoš Janáček.

This historic composers from Czechia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Czech composers of note?" and "Who are the most famous composers from Czechia?" These prominent composers of Czechia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Czech composers.

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Antonín Dvořák is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Composers from Czechia
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Antonín Leopold Dvořák was a Czech composer. Following the nationalist example of Bedřich Smetana, Dvořák frequently employed aspects, specifically rhythms, of the folk music of Moravia and his native Bohemia. Dvořák's own style has been described as 'the fullest recreation of a national idiom with that of the symphonic tradition, absorbing folk influences and finding effective ways of using them'. Dvořák displayed his musical gifts at an early age, being an apt student of violin playing from age 6. The first public performances of his works were in Prague in 1872 and, with special success, in 1873, when he was age 31. Seeking recognition beyond the Prague area, he first submitted a score of ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 63 (1841-1904)

Birthplace: Nelahozeves, Czech Republic

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Beata Hlavenková is jazz pianist and composer. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 40

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Bohuslav Martinů is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Composers from Czechia
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Bohuslav Martinů was a prolific Czech composer of modern classical music. Martinů wrote 6 symphonies, 15 operas, 14 ballet scores and a large body of orchestral, chamber, vocal and instrumental works. Martinů became a violinist in the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, and taught music in his home town. In 1923 Martinů left Czechoslovakia for Paris, and deliberately withdrew from the Romantic style in which he had been trained. In the 1930s he experimented with expressionism and constructivism, and became an admirer of current European technical developments, exemplified by his orchestral works Half-time and La Bagarre. He also adopted jazz idioms, for instance in his Kuchyňské revue. In the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 69 (1890-1959)

Birthplace: Polička, Czech Republic

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Eduard Nápravník is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Composers from Czechia
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Eduard Francevič Nápravník Russian: Эдуа́рд Фра́нцевич Напра́вник; 24 August 1839 – 10 November 1916 was a Czech conductor and composer, who settled in Russia and is best known for his leading role in Russian musical life as the principal conductor of the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg for many decades. In that capacity, he conducted the premieres of many operas by Russian composers, including those by Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 23 (1893-1916)

Birthplace: Czech Republic

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